Private Sector Development Team T.V.S Ravi Kumar

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Senior Manager - Inclusive Finance & Banking
Hyderabad

T.V.S Ravi Kumar is our expert on financing of water and sanitation services in emerging economies. With over nine years of experience he has thorough experience with process mapping, market research and new product development for financial institutions, strategic business planning, water & sanitation financing. He has advised over fifty financial institutions including banks and MFIs in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.  

Examples of his recent work include:

  • Leading water credit market assessment of Indonesia to identify the unmet needs of the communities as regards water and sanitation, and recommend potential opportunities for Water.org;
  • Developing toolkit on water and sanitation financing;
  • Assisted in development of a research paper on “Small Scale financing for Water and Sanitation” for SHARE consortium;
  • Designing the water and sanitation loan product and managing a sanitation loan programme for Samaj Pragati Sahayog


Prior to joining MicroSave, Ravi worked as a Programme Officer in Samaj Pragati Sahayog, a rural development NGO engaged in promoting microfinance and livelihood activities in Madhya Pradesh. His role was to oversee the implementation of the microfinance programme and launch new livelihood initiatives in one branch location. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu. He is a Management Graduate from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand. 

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